Turkish Ottoman 19th Century Kilij Shamshir Sword

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Original and fine Turkish Ottoman 19th Century Kilij Shamshir Sword

A good example of a 19th Century Kilij-type sword with an excellent and substantial fighting blade.  The hilt comprises a green horn slab grip secured by iron pins and a decorated brass backstrap and cast brass crossguard featuring a crescent moon and star motif seen on many Turkish swords of the period.  The blade has a deeply etched panel with script and to the reverse, stamped armourer's marks.  Blade is double-fullered and of superior quality.

Condition of the Kilij Shamshir

In fine condition overall with only light wear to the blade.

Specifications of the Kilij Shamshir

Blade length is 33 inches (39 inches overall).

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